The Daily CCO: Grievance Filed Against Cubs Over Kris Bryant’s Service Time and Other News

The news hit the wire Monday afternoon that grievances had been filed by Kris Bryant and the Phillies’ Maikel Franco over service time. A Major League season is counted as 172 days. Bryant had 171 days and Franco finished the season with 170 days, just short of a full year of service time. The Cubs […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Flurry of Activity and Rumors Before the Winter Meetings

The front office checked off one of the boxes from the off-season to-do list when the Cubs landed John Lackey on Friday. The Cubs and Lackey agreed to terms on a two-year, $32 million contract. The Cubs acquired a reliever via a waiver claim and announced its 2016 Spring Training Schedule. With the Winter Meetings […]

Starlin Castro Part of Cubs Plans for 2016, Reportedly Informed Would Not Be Traded

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the front office told Starlin Castro at the end of the season that he would not be traded this winter. Gordon Wittenmyer reported “if the front office is true to its word and projections, sources say the All-Star shortstop-turned-second baseman was informed at the season he would not […]

Cubs Reportedly Had Foundation of Deal with Braves for Shelby Miller

Based on the countless reports, the Cubs have talked to the Indians, Padres and Braves about acquiring a young, controllable starting pitcher. And the same names have appeared in each report: Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar, Tyson Ross, Julio Teheran and Shelby Miller. The Cubs have been talking to the Braves about Miller. It was believed […]

Cubs Pitching Rumors: Braves May Not Move Shelby Miller

The Cubs are believed to be talking to teams exploring ways to add pitching to the roster. And the Cubs have been linked heavily to three teams since last July, the Braves, Indians and Padres. One of the starting pitchers thought to be available is the Braves’ Shelby Miller. The Cubs have reportedly talked to […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves and Rumors Galore

The Cubs had an excellent week. Kris Bryant, Joe Maddon and Jake Arrieta all won major awards. And the weekend started with two additions to the 40-man roster and an incredibly busy Friday. Three relievers were officially added to the roster and four of the organization’s top prospects moved a step closer to reaching their […]

The Daily CCO: Sunday Cubs Rumors

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, speculation and rumors are rampant throughout the game. Baseball’s Winter Meetings are two weeks away and many feel there will be a lot of trades as well as a record amount of money committed to a very talented free agent class. Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija have moved to […]

Starlin Castro Rumors Update

Mark Feinsand stirred the pot Friday morning when he reported the Cubs and Yankees had discussed a deal that would send Starlin Castro to New York for Brett Gardner. By midafternoon Feinsand changed his tune after Jon Heyman reported the two teams had not talked about a Castro-Gardner swap, and presumably getting an update from […]

Cubs Reportedly Talked to the Braves about Shelby Miller

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are “doing background work on a dozen or so starting pitchers” the front office could acquire through trades. And the Cubs have talked to the Braves about RHP Julio Teheran and RHP Shelby Miller. The Braves are believed to be looking for young position players for Teheran and Miller. […]

Report: Cubs Discussed Sending Starlin Castro to Yankees for Brett Gardner

According to a report from Mark Feinsand, the Cubs and Yankees have discussed a deal that would send Starlin Castro to the Yankees for outfielder Brett Gardner. Updated 2:00pm CST – Jon Heyman reported the Yankees and Cubs have not talked about a Brett Gardner for Starlin Castro trade. As previously reported, the Yankees are […]